Family meals do more than feed hungry children. They better prepare them for life.
Family meals have proven to be quite beneficial for children. Researchers have found that kids who eat regular family meals do better in school. They are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as sex, smoking and drinking, and are also less likely to suffer from eating disorders.
Eighty-five percent of people who do not eat with their family members five nights a week or more say they would like to increase the number of times they all sit down to eat together. Family meals get easier with practice. If it has been awhile since the family sat down together for a meal, do not be surprised or disappointed if it does not go as perfectly as one might hope. Instead, try to make the practice into a regular occurrence gradually.
The food doesn't have to be fancy or even homemade. Eating together out of "to-go" boxes may not be the best-case scenario, but it is better than not eating together at all. Don't wait for a special occasion to assemble the gang for a sit-down dinner. Try to eat together as often as possible.
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